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at the jersey and delaware shore they are getting ready for coastal flooding. this weekend the coastline could see the worst flooding since hurricane sandy. in some places worse than sandy. pretty soon we'll be doing this. listen to your body. advice about winter weather and your health. 22 degrees in philadelphia right now. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. the nbc 10 first alert radar is tracking that winter storm. here's what we know now. first, pennsylvania governor tom wolf declared a state of emergency. people using mass transit will likely have to deal with changes, septa will hold a news conference this morning at 9:30, talk about their plans. the philadelphia streets department revised its trash collection schedule. you can find out details on nbc10.com or tap the nbc 10 app. now let's check with meteorologist bill henley and talk about what's going to happen the next 24 hours. >> you mentioned the headline now, the blizzard warning has been extended through wilmington, philadelphia, and trenton. and the immediate suburbs into
new jersey for blizzard conditions on saturday. that's winds of 35 miles an hour or more, very limited visibility from heavy snow or blowing snow. and that has to last for three hours straight. this is going to be a multihour event. the heavy stuff including the strong gusty winds will be here tomorrow. winter storm warning, north and west, conditions not as extreme, and along the coast flood warnings because of the strong winds. you'll see some snow but it's also going to rain as well as warm air will arrive with the system for some of the area. right now dry. and it will be dry all day today. but you can see what's coming. the snow that's in kentucky, west virginia and north carolina and virginia, that moves into our area this evening. by the time it's done, we're looking at a tremendous amount of snow in our area. close to 20 inches for portions of delaware, south jersey and in northern new castle county and
delaware, chester county and delaware county in pennsylvania. go north and east those numbers fall off. at the shore you see the lower numbers that's because of rain mixing in. the rain/snow line that's what we'll be watching over the next 24 hours. because that will make a major impact on how much some of the inland areas will get when it comes to snow. and then the threat of coastal flooding will be with us as well. take a closer look at the winds, you can expect at the shore, when i come back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic.
95 around girard avenue no problems yet through work zones. southbound to the vine street expressway, 13 minutes, watch for that girard avenue off ramp northbound also closed from 95 northbound. here's the blue route, no problems here. smooth sailing. 18 minutes, 14 minutes southbound from the schuylkill to 95. tracy. >> thanks. at 4:33 our nbc 10 live team coverage continues now. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in ocean city where flooding is the real concern. let's start with nbc 10's katy zachry live at philadelphia international airport. travel will definitely be impacted by this. tell us more. >> we're going to talk about travel throughout the morning, tracy. the last half hour we addressed how road preparations going. we do know in new jersey governor christie and his team are keeping their eyes peeled to the roads and the governor is expecting a briefing on final
preparations some time later today. most brining operations on roads in your area action that's already taken place. it usually happens about 48 hours before the snow falls. most streets departments have their fuel and salt and trucks ready they tell us. right now for them it's a waiting game. here's good advice from some of those plow drivers. >> comes to the plowing part if you keep your cars if you have driveways, please use your driveways. keep the cars off the road. the closer we get to the curb the better off it's going to be for everybody. >> reporter: some good advice there. i glanced at one of the terminals here at philadelphia international airport. it's already very busy as you can imagine, so many travelers trying to get out early ahead of this storm expected for later tonight and tomorrow. coming up in the next half hour we'll talk about some of the measures that officials here at the airport are taking to help you if you get stranded or delayed here. reporting live, katy zachry, "nbc 10 news."
>> thanks for that. this weekend flooding along the delaware and jersey shoreline could be the worst since hurricane sandy and people there are getting ready. matt delucia is live in ocean city. tell us about what they are doing. >> reporter: tracy, it's quiet on the boardwalk this morning. calm winds, really just a little bit of leftover snow on the ground here you see on the boardwalk down the ways here. and really, at this point people are just getting ready. they have been for a while. the jersey shore is not expected to get the highest amounts of snow, it is that coastal flooding that people here are concerned about starting with the high tide tomorrow morning, through sunday morning's high tide. look at some of the work being done. they are moving sand into place, temporary dunes adding some of that support there just in case the ocean water comes up a little bit farther than normal. ocean city, it is in a flood plane this area can and has flooded before. the concern is that the island
will flood again once the onshore winds pick up. emergency workers up and down the coastline have been getting ready for the storm. driving in this morning we didn't see salt or brine on the major roads yet but those electronic signs are warning drivers of the impending storm. i spoke with some of the people who work right by these back bays, the flood prone areas, what are they doing to prepare? i'm going to have more on that when we see you at 5:00. live in ocean city, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> so the snow starts tonight so today is the day to get ready. here's one important thing you can do. download the nbc 10 app. it can help you, the latest forecasts, live radar, blogs from first alert meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. we also have access to cameras from our nbc 10 skycam network. you can see those on our app. you can also get sign up for weather alerts and notifications about school closings and delays. >> it's 4:36, 22 degrees in philadelphia. there will be plenty of snow to
shovel once this storm is out of here. and that means lots of heavy lifting. there are some simple warning signs to look for to keep you safe. plus, snow technology. how some of the greatest engineering minds are working to make dealing with winter easier. bill. >> it's a dry start and a quiet morning. the winds are light at the shore. a live view of cape may from the marquis de lafayette hotel. but we're watching out for major flooding at the shore come tomorrow. a closer look at that with your hour by hour futurecast just ahead.
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saturday and into early sunday. below zero conditi blizzard conditions can be expected. at the shore the jersey shore, delaware beaches, there are major coastal flooding concerns. right now it's quiet before the storm. 19 degrees and clear skies in allentown. scattered clouds in philadelphia, 23 in atlantic city. 21 degrees. there's city avenue which is dry now but come this time tomorrow that's going to be a very snowy scene and a lot of it will be blowing snow. strong winds is what we'll see. right now they are pretty quiet. a 6-mile-an-hour breeze in philadelphia, calm in pottstown, millville, and at the shore winds are at 6 miles an hour. they could be near 60 miles an hour tomorrow. the shore concerns, you can see the rain pushing in with the storm while most areas are getting snow, that rain/snow line will be hugging the coast according to this computer model at 6:00 saturday morning. that's when the winds will be
ramping up. the heavy rainfall offshore, some of that will be moving inland along with the strong gusty winds. the winds driving in the ocean water that's really going to bring the flood concerns to a peak. shore concerns, 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts. combined high tide with the full moon and the rain coming down mixing in with snow and the concerns for flooding at times of high tide, we're talking saturday morning, saturday evening and sunday morning from the delaware beaches in to the jersey shore and right up the jersey coastline, high tides by 7:30 sunday morning, we could still see major flooding right along the coast. for now, we're just waiting for the clouds to roll in. the precipitation, that's this earning starting off as all snow. this is what you can expect from this event. still expecting the heaviest snow from d.c. through baltimore, into northern delaware, south jersey and
southeastern pennsylvania. a little farther north and east t snow totals come down a bit. you can see 10 to 14 inches from philadelphia and trenton, farther north and west, the farther away from the source of the moisture, the coast, you'll see lighter amounts. 2 to 6 inches possible in the pocono mountains, and less snow at the shore. 2 to 6 inches but going to be a lot of rain mixing in and some sleet as well inland will limit snow totals for interior new jersey and delaware. seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. >> see you then. 4:42. let's check the roads in the lehigh valley right now. jessica boyington has that. >> tracy, 78 now around route 100 so actually surprised to see this camera. there's a lot of people out there. no backups yet. traffic is moving along nicely. more volume than we're used to seeing at least in the 4:00 hour. east whiteland township there are fallen power cables blocking route 401 both directions
between 202 and 113. they have traffic being directed around the scene. 42 freeway around the atlantic city expressway no problems in either direction, down the shore or into philadelphia. >> thanks. well, we always tell you to be safe on the roads. there is a danger right in your driveway. next, snow safety means knowing your body. hear warning signs when time outdoors could become dangerous to your health. now is the time to make sure your pipes don't freeze. advice to save you from a wet mess.
we have you covered with everything you need to know. a look on the nbc 10 first alert radar. expect a dry day today. the snow will start tonight. meteorologist bill henley returns in a few minutes with a closer look at the forecast. deldot is getting ahead of the storm. crews were out brining the roads. 400 pieces of equipment are ready to get rid of whatever falls on delaware roads, deldot will debut its plow tracker app tonight. though this winter storm will hit during the weekend make sure you are signed up for the nbc 10 school closing alerts. go to nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app, put in your school information, we'll send you a text or e-mail which ever you want as soon as your child's school is delayed or closed. >> nbc 10 brought you the briefing live yesterday from harrisburg. governor wolf spoke along side the head of the emergency management agency. a state of emergency is in
effect and urging people to be prepared to be stuck in the house. >> we are emphasizing be prepared. we've said be prepare forward 72 hours. meaning that you have the necessary food, medications, those things that your family needs without having to travel outside. >> peoplfrom our delaware burea parts of the first state could see deep snow this weekend. we found a lot of people there stocking up on the must-have items. food is flying off shelves. >> it's bizarre. it's panic city. probably end up in the freezer. no way they are going to eat all the bread they are taking home. >> as we said, deldot will debut its plow tracker app. it allows to check your phone or tablet to see where the plows are and where they are headed. >> 4:47.
the nation's capital is grinding to a halt hours ahead of the blizzard like conditions bearing down on the east coast. a test of the city's preparedness didn't go well. drivers got stuck on roads. now d.c. metro transit canceled all weekend service, congress is closing up shop as well. government offices in washington will be closing at noon today. >> get your car and home ready for the storm. you should consider ways to protect your health. first make sure you have prescriptions to last through the weekend, then when you do go out in the cold watch for signs of frostbite usually on the nose, ears, chin, fingers or toes. if those places start getting numb or lose color use warm water or body heat to reheat them. don't rub frost bitten areas that can cause more damage. don't try to warm them with a heating pad because numbed skin burns easily. it also takes energy to stay
warm so it's easy to overdo it when you add physical activity like shoveling that can put a strain on your heart. give yourself frequent breaks, don't eat a heavy meal before go out to shovel which can put an extra load on your heart and use a small shovel or snow blower if you have them which requires less force obviously. you also want to watch for signs of hypothermia when your body temperature dips below 95 degrees, including uncontrollable shivering, confusion, slurred speech, droutziness and skin discoloration. about 10 minutes before 5:00. let's check the roads. dry this morning, conditions on route 309 are what we're checking now. jessica boyington has a look at that. >> route 309 is relatively empty right now. drive times are okay. this is right around the p.a. turnpike. no problems in our area cameras right in here and the p.a. turnpike is also doing okay so far this morning. especially with drive times. we'll take a fly there, in the
green westbound or eastbound no problems from route 1 to valley forge, 22 minutes in both directions. watch for slow moving vehicle on the p.a. turnpike on the southbound side between lansdale and the mid county toll so there will be crew out there. in center city the fire on tuesday still causing problems on locust between 22nd and 21st. additionally watch for icy conditions. no delays for mass transit and no delays at the philadelphia international airport. back in a few minutes with cameras for your morning drive. 10 minutes before 5:00. dry now. in fact, mostly cloudless, clear skies over center city, this is a view that will change during the day. we'll see the clouds on the increase after a cold morning, colder than yesterday we're down by 6 degrees, 23 degrees, we'll warm to right around freezing this afternoon. going to be cold enough for all snow at the beginning of the snow this evening.
the snow will eventually reach into the pocono mountains, right now they are still making snow in the mountains but mother nature is going to deposit snow. you can expect more snow in the philadelphia area and wilmington, delaware and especially northeast maryland which is going to see occasional blizzard conditions as we head through the day on saturday. there is the storm, it is to the southwest, just as we've been watching all week on the futurecast, this is making progress and making snow now as it moves out of the south and into the colder air. the same cold air that is going to stay in place for us all day. future snow shows 10:00 this evening, an inch on the ground in dover and cape may, light snow to begin with, that light snow continues, though, right on through to the day on saturday. and by this time saturday morning we're looking at 4, 5, 6 inches on the ground in philadelphia, and heavy snow and strong gusty winds you'll see 7 inches possibly for trenton and
philadelphia, and 9 inches in wilmington, that's by 7:00 in the morning. and much of the day it's going to be snowing. so we will wind up with totals approaching 20 inches in parts of delaware, northeastern maryland, into southeastern pennsylvania, and gloucester and salem counties in new jersey. a little farther to the northeast and you see it's not quite as heavy for philadelphia. but still some major snow that will make travel very difficult if not impossible at times. less snow to the north, the lehigh valley, some of the northern and western suburbs can expect 6 to 10 inches up to a half foot in the pocono mountains and at the shore it's the rain/snow mix that is going to limit things, still snow will be coming down especially to start with later this evening and overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. during the day today, clouds krin, dry all day, not a single flake during the day. that will quickly change this evening with a winter storm coming through, the worst of it will be saturday. if you don't have to go anywhere
on saturday, this is one you want to stay parked at home. then improving conditions on sunday. the snow expected to end early sunday morning. winds will pick up on sunday, won't be as strong as saturday, but enough to clear out the clouds and we'll see a warm-up to 37 degrees so the melting begins sunday afternoon. what is still on the ground monday morning, however, look at that temperature. 17 degrees to start with on monday morning. and sometimes you're focused on the 40s in the afternoon. during the week but we will see anything on the ground still on monday morning, frozen solid so there will likely be icy spots on the way to work. >> this has continued to be refined so we're pretty clear about what's going to happen. is there any other question except the rain line. >> the rain snow line and the exact time, we'll be refining it. we have a pretty good idea futurecast and some of the computer models of the timing and the timing of the heavier
snow. and yet to be seen, too, is how bad the coastal flooding is going to be. >> they have three high tides. >> doesn't look good. >> we have you covered. next in a live report, flooding concerns along the jersey shore. we've been talking about that. we'll take you to cape may as preparations continue. also next, snow technology, see how too much snow is helping young minds create winter weather busting devices. (coughing) coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why there's delsym. delsym's advanced time release formula helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. all night... or all day.
shoulder, the lanes still open. not a lot of cars in the area. we'll be tracking this storm and how it affects the roadways. for right now you're good to go. this is when you have to get out the door. updates in the 5:00 hour. >> look, we're in this for the long haul. we're here with you, we're going to get you through this, be part of the conversation during the winter storm. follow us on twitter, all of our addresses are there on the screen. also let us know what's happening in your neighborhood. today let us know where you find things sold out or extra supplies, whatever store you find those at. you can send pictures or videos to nbc 10 from your smart phone, open the nbc 10 app. include your name and where the picture was taken and be safe. if power goes out remember you can monitor the storm with the nbc 10 app. we'll be streaming live on nbc10.com all weekend long, you can also count on nbc 10 and our parent company comcast to help you stay connected, we have charging stations set up
available across our area, tap the app for a list of locations near you. while many are worried about stocking the fridge and changing weekend plans others face a different challenge, farmers in bucks county are rushing to make sure they have enough food for their animals. many are visiting with orders for hay. they can't afford to lose animals in a snowstorm. >> make sure they have the hay in the barn so they don't run out when the snow comes. panic, they are worried about that. >> they are making corn feed to help the neighbors get through the weekend. >> temperatures are going to take a dive, to prevent pipes from freezing you may want to follow these tips. let your hot and cold faucets drip overnight. open cabinet doors allowing heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks on outdoor walls. find the water shutoff valve in your home in advance of a water emergency so just so you know where it is in case a pipe bursts.
>> students at harvard university have been working on new ways to deal with winter weather. >> it grew out of last winter's record snowfall. you remember scenes like this last year, more than 108 inches of snow fell in boston. it stretched harvard's maintenance workers to the limit and forced the campus to shut down. well, their inventions include a rooftop snow blower. how about that. a super heated icicle cutter. and a freeze resistant door mat. they are prototypes but students hope they see them in the store sunday soon. >> i like the roof clear. never get up on the roof. always a bad idea. >> leave it to harvard kids. you're watching "nbc 10 news." right now on "nbc 10 news", coastal flooding threats, winter storm preps are well under way, at the jersey shore, bracing for
potential major problems in the area. >> from the skies to the streets, transit officials across our entire region are getting ready for the storm that will have a major impact on our roads and air travel. >> and here's real time look at the nbc 10 first alert radar, it is clear conditions in our area right now but a blizzard warning has been issued for tonight. >> it's 5:00 a.m. we have you covered with everything you need to know. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're issuing a first alert for today and tomorrow because of the winter storm we expect heavy snow and coastal flooding over the next two days and the national weather service says more than 50 million people are in the path of the storm as it heads up the east coast. here in pennsylvania a state of emergency is already in effect. that frees up federal money so the state can get things cleaned up, clear roads and fix power problems. the storm is being blamed for four deaths in other parts of the country. >> again, we're issuing a